Vahid Salehi

Vahid Salehi, PhD, PE, SMIEEE, Principal Engineer, has superb power systems and microgrid knowledge, extensive research experience and hands-on expertise on a wide variety of smart grid and power engineering subjects provide a unique combination of practical wisdom and academic excellence.  His 12 years of work experience includes design and operations of power systems using various power system integrated software tools on a wide range of projects for clients in transmission, distribution, industrial and mission critical facilities. He has also worked on the analysis of real-time applications and power system control and optimization.  He provides technical solutions and approaches on topics such as design control and operation techniques and upgrades for smart grids and the need for increased safety, stability, reliability, resiliency and efficiency.

Areas of Expertise

·                 Electrical Design and Optimization of Power Systems and Microgrids

·                 System Analysis (Power Flow, Short Circuit, PDC, Arc-Flash, Power Quality, Reliability)

·                 Transient and Dynamic Modeling and Stability Simulations

·                 Hardware-in-the-Loop Real-Time Analysis and Energy Management Systems (EMS)

·                 Power System Protection Design and Coordination

·                 Renewable Energy Systems, Wind, PV and Electric Vehicles

·                 Applications of Power Electronics and Smart Inverters


Experience and Background

·                 Number of years of experience in the electric power industry............ 2003 – Present

·                 Director of Power Engineering, Power Analytics Co............................. 2013 – 2016

·                 Research/Teaching Assistant – Florida International University............ 2009 – 2012

·                 Senior Power System Engineer, MATN Intl. Co................................... 2003 – 2009


Accomplishments and Industry Recognition

·                 IEEE Senior Member

·                 IAS-IEEE San Diego Chapter Chair  and Student Chpater Area Chair, R6 IEEE

·                 Published over 40 papers including 10 journal papers

·                 Registration as professional engineer, California State



·        Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Power Systems, Florida International University, Miami, FL, U.S. (2012)

·        M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Power Systems, University of Tehran, Tehran, IRAN (2006)

·        B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Power Systems, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, IRAN (2003)



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